Monday, October 13, 2008
Pizza Dough Success
After my last pizza-making attempt, I needed a little time to recover. I really like pizza and making it at home is cheaper and healthier, but I was so underwhelmed by store-bought pizza crusts so I opted to try again. I decided that my next move would be to try to make pizza dough using the dough setting on my bread machine. Obviously, KMAYS + kneading = trouble. After looking around, I decided on this recipe, and it turned out really well!
After doing Crockpot Pulled Pork on Monday, we had this BBQ pulled pork pizza the Tuesday night of the Town Hall debate, so even though I got stuck behind the candidates' motorcades on my way home from work, we were still able to have freshly-baked pizza as the debate started.
Mitch's Basic Pizza Dough
3 1/2 cups flour (Bread flour works best.)
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Throw the ingredients in the bread machine and set to "dough" setting. When it finishes, it's ready to be rolled out. The dough can also be refrigerated or frozen, just allow time for it to return to room temperature before rolling out.